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john kerry and chuck hagel to cabinet posts, we will speak with nick turse, author of an explosive new book, "kill anything that moves: the real american war in vietnam." all of that and more coming up. this is "democracy now!,", the war and peace report. i'm amy goodman. president obama is preparing to unveil a comprehensive plan to address gun violence that is expected to include legislation tightening background checks on potential gun buyers as well as 19 separate actions obama could take using executive power. at a news conference monday, obama confirmed he would support proposals for new assault weapons ban. he said a task force led by vice president joe biden had presented him with a list of " common sense" steps to prevent shootings like the one at sandy hook and elementary school. obama also alluded to potential resistance from opponents of gun control. >> part of the challenge we confront is even the sight -- slightest hint of some sensible responsible legislation in this area. it fans this notion that somehow, here it comes, and that everybody's guns are goi
john roberts. >> i do solemnly swear. >> for president obama both a solemn constitutional event in the blue room and a dad sharing an emotional moment with his girls. >> i did it! >> a sigh of relief, 75 days after a tough re-election victory over republican mitt romney but right back to work for a president getting regular updates on the terror attack in algeria a reminder of the grave threat from al qaeda, one of many looming second-term challenges hanging over the swearing in where the aides say the address will bring the nation together. >> people here in washington need to seek common ground he will make that point. >> there are other signs suggesting the opposite such as defiant tone at the news conference last week and a new group made up of fore campaign aides now planning to pressure congress. >> i was surprised this week to see him transition the campaign committee into an ongoing campaign-style effort to have an impact on the washington debate because it doesn't seem the lesson of the first term that worked out very well. >> those battles begin again on tuesday, for n
. appreciate the walk through of that weaven story. >>> other stories making news, and john berman has that. >>> an international standoff happening right now. americans among dozens being held hostage by islamist militants at a gas facility in al jageria algeria. leon panetta quick to speak about what's happening. >> by all indications this is a terrorist act and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist attacks. it's a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> dan rueters is live in london. what do we know about the group taking responsibility? >> reporter: well, that had are sort of a splinter group, an affiliate of al qaeda in the islamic magnificent rred. led by mokhtar belmokhtar. he fought in the '80s against the soviets. he has been involved in people trafficking, drugs, and he has done a lot of kidnapping as well. most motivated by ransom and money. this may end up getting resolved. a notorious character, and described by french intelligence as mr. untouchable. known locally for being involved in cigarette smuggling. this is part
is demeaning in the way he deals with house speaker john boehner. hold on, says columnist rockman. we expect too much of obama he says because in the united states, we subscribe to the quote, unquote myth of the imperial presidency. other transformational democratic presidents such as fdr and lbj, rockman says, have substantial democratic majorities in both the senate and in the house to enact their landmark legislation. obama in contrast has had to work with a narrow democratic majority in the senate and with an opposition party, the republicans in control of the house for the two years since january 2011. well, what about ronald reagan? president of the united states two successful four-year terms. on the domestic front, he enacted a major economic recovery package followed by an overhaul of social security. and in his second term, reagan gained a major tax reform. on the defense front, republican president reagan again with the help of the rity presided over a major increase in the defense budget, congress presided over a major increase in the defense budget, the defe including straby mil
immediate spending cuts, as house speaker john boehner earlier promised. instead, it would force congress to pass a budget or go without being paid. the government could reach the current debt ceiling by mid-february. ray nagin, the mayor of new orleans during hurricane katrina, has been indicted on charges for corruption. a federal grand jury accused him today of bribery, wire fraud, and money laundering while in office. nagin was the city's mayor from 2002 until 2010. two former new orleans officials and two businessmen have already pleaded guilty in the case. u.s. attorney general eric holder today defended president obama's moves to curb gun violence. the president signed 23 executive orders this week, calling for such things as more research into gun violence. today, in washington, holder told the u.s. conference of mayors that there's no question the orders are legal. >> now let me be very clear. let me be very clear. not one of these executive orders contrary to what a few have said impinges upon anyone's second amendment rights or are inconsistent with the historical use of execut
into the congressional record our testimony honoring the life of ambassador john christopher stevens. in the interest of time i won't read the entire congressional record but only an excerpt. it said mr. speaker, i rise with my colleagues to honor, celebrate and remember ambassador john christopher chris stevens. a son of northern california and the bay area, ambassador stevens tragically lost his life in the greatest service to his country. selflessly and courageously representing american values in a foreign nation he knew intimately and cared for deeply. in his diplomatic capacity,
of hell. with more now, former u.s. ambassador to the u.n., fox news contributor john bolton. sir, good morning to you. what us did this say about the state of the terror group? >> well, al qaeda in the u.s. islamic mag greg -- maghreb taken over in northern mali has taken strength since the fall of muammar qaddafi. this is the one of the consequences of overthrowing muammar qaddafi that we didn't pay continuing attention to as we should have. i think it also highlights an important point worldwide. the war on terror is not over. usama bin laden may be dead but al qaeda has metastasized and is a threat now in many, many, regions around the world. so the idea that somehow we don't have to worry about international terrorism, i think this should put it to rest. bill: they're talking about adding american drones to give surveillance for the french troops on the ground. i want to show viewers on our screen here. egypt, we talked a lot about, mr. ambassador, you know that. you mentioned qaddafi in libya. you make the case a lot of arms that came out of libya when qaddafi was out of power, th
john roberts. >> please raise your right hand and repeat after me. i, barack hussein obama do solemnly swear. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear that i will faithfully execute the office of president of the united states and will to the best of my ability preserve, protect, and defend the constitution of the united states, so help me god. >> congratulations, mr. president. >> 3 activist groups have received permission to protest president obama along the route of the nrk parade. the anti-war group answers says it expects -- we will have more on the inauguration after headlines. alice four people have been killed in u.s. drone strike inside yemen. yemeni government says the attack of four militants but the claim has not been independently verified. the attack comes one day after those of anger of the drone attacks blocked a main road linking the targeted town with the capital. the obama administration meanwhile reportedly has decided to exclude cia drone strikes in pakistan from new legal oversight for targeted killings overseas. the washington post reports counter-terrorism ad
have commented since on chris's salient commitment to the people of benghazi. john thorn writing in the christian science monitor noted that when he passed in the street, the young men would call out, hello, chris. they knew his face. would laugh and say hello always. this is the right way to deal with our people, he said. libyan friends said he was always ready to put his country first. he shone by being himself, interested in the lives of ordinary people. his death was met with shock and sadness in libya. feelings with regard to americans that are rare in that part of the world these days. for me that judgment captures key characteristics of chris and his approach to life and work. secretary of state hillary clinton noted chris's swearing in as ambassador to libya on an earlier tour, he was visiting roman ruins at one of the tourist sites in libya. he was trailed by gadhafi security men who were obviously intimidating to other tourists. as she recounted it, he reached over to one of the men, stole his camera out of his hands and started taking pictures of the men who had been f
want to bring in joe johns. he's also working his sources. what are you hearing, joe? >> well, we've got the fbi, the alcohol, tobacco, firearms bureau and others converging on the scene and we're told there are about five different local agencies surrounding the woods there looking for that one shooter who apparently has not been identified. as ed reported, this sounds very different, wolf, from the types of situations we've seen aurora, colorado, newtown, connecticut, and other places where one individual went in indiscriminately and started shooting. this appears to be an altercation between two people in a school setting which makes it sound like more like the things we've seen at public schools and major metropolitan areas and some other universities where police have to start asking questions, was it drug-related, was it gang-related, was this a score settling of any type? these are the types of questions. and congresswoman sheila jackson lee of texas who represents this area, harris county, texas, was asked that question and sort of restated it on air a while ago but we dou
. >> that does it for us. follow us on twitter. tweet me, joe johns. >> and me at kate bolduan. "erin burnett outfront" starts right now. >> "outfront" next, war in mali. leon panetta says america will have a role in the fight. >> plus, president obama holds a news conference and practically dares republicans to shut down the government. >> and another brutal and horrific and barbaric rape in india. what will stop it? the star of "slumdog millionaire" freida pinto has an idea. she's our guest. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, war in mali. a deadly conflict between al qaeda militants and the government is getting violent. they're threatening to take control of the entire country. the militants' move prompted france to take action over the weekend. they put boots on the ground and went all in, bombing rebel training camps and other targets. so what will the united states do? a pentagon official told me this afternoon that the u.s. will participate in mali, but, and i want to make sure i put quotes around this, it's still deciding what that l
. >> greta: the ceo of whole foods is now blasting president obama. john mackie comparing the president's health care law to fascism and says that the coverage requirements are adding new and unfair costs to businesses and tomorrow, right here, john mackie, 10 p.m. eastern, you do not want to miss that. and up next, you don't see this in the courtroom every day. what did the jury just do in the trial of the young woman accused of slitting her boyfriend's throat in the shower? you'll go into the courtroom next. and also the absolute unthinkable, a little girl locked in a dungeon for 17 days by a very horrible man. for 20 years that little girl could not talk about what happened to her in the 17 ugly days in the dungeon, but now ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] let's take every drop of courage, every ounce of inspiration, every bit of determination, and go where we've never gone before. ♪ introducing the radically new avalon. toyota. let's go places. my ex-girlfriend... 7th grade math teacher. who is this? that's pete. my... [ dennis' voice ] allstate agent. a "starving artist" has an allstat
committee john mica he didn't even know the if the controversial machines worked. >> there is a lot of hard earned tax money going for unfortunately theater security. >> reporter: they are still going to useful body scanners that create generic images but they point out that travelers can opt out of the body scan with a pat down if they prefer. >> heather: you are really disappointed. >> gregg: it's my only attempt at exhibitionism, little joys in life. all right. >> heather: pricy body scanners that gregg loves is request matter of questionable government spending as president obama prepares for his second term has a lot of work ahead of him to cut wasteful spending and bring the debt under control. a new fox poll finds more than eight out of ten americans believe government spending is out of control. so what can we expect to see in the next four years. let's written bri in jamie whining o weinstein. so eight out of ten americans say we spend too much but up from 2010, 62% from 2009, regardless people think we spend too much. if you break that apart further, almost all republicans and ind
. and that is not the case here. the president and the family will walk over to the st. john's church and the church of the president as it is so often known for the first family before the inaugural swearing in and then the parade and then the ball, and ten of them four years ago, but just two, and still pretty good ones this time around. >> peter alexander from the white house, and of course, we will come to you back later in the show. right now, let's go to the south part of the mall there, luke russert. what is going on there? >> well, there is a concert that was four years ago and replayed for the folks who might not have been down here, and we are seeing the 6,000 national guard troops mobilize ed fd for the e and the 4,000 district of columbia police officers joined by 2,000 of their friends from around the country. there is a heavy security presence, but not as much as last time, craig. because we expect 500 to 700,000 people here and last time it with was 1.8 million and more sort of room to breathe, and that is what the organizers said, they want the people to walk around and see the mall
debate is the perfect time for it. and speaker of the house john boehner said the consequences of failing to increase the debt ceiling are real but so too are the consequences of allowing our spending problem to go unresolved. the spending and debt issues took most of the president's attention today, but he also turned to the issue of gun violence. after the shootings at an elementary school in newtown connecticut, he appointed vice president biden to come up with recommendations for action. the vice president met with lawmakers today and with groups on both sides of the issue last week. plans to submit proposals by tomorrow. president obama would not discuss specifics today. instead he said this. >> i'm confident that there are some steps that we can take that don't require legislation and that are within my authority as president. and where you get a step that has the opportunity to reduce the possibility of gun violence, then i want to go ahead and take it. >> brown: he conceded that a fight in congress is likely but he hopes that some compromise is is possible. >> the issue here is no
. john boehner has repeatedly said so. but the president -- but the president is trying to force the appearance of a confrontation in order to magnify the political impact of a republican climb-down when it eventually happens, as it will. >> so daniel, let me ask you, ben bernanke came out today and weighed in on this whole thing in a way that might shock people because he said, you know what, to hell with the debt ceiling, although he said it in ben bernanke style. let me let him say it. >> i think it would be a good thing if we didn't have it. i don't think that's going to happen. >> so would it be better if we didn't have a debt ceiling at all? >> yeah, absolutely it would. this is a silly thing which ought to happen automatically because our debt is going to grow along with our economy from year to year. especially it's going to grow in times when we need to spend a little more to juice our economy. but you know, bernanke has very little credibility with the republican party because republican leadership last year actually sent letters to him saying stop with your quantitativ
and liberal inaugural address and some of your fellow republicans said this. i'm going to start with john mccain. he said he would have liked to hear more outreach while ohio republican rob portman tweeted this. my disappointment was in the speech i think the president missed an opportunity to talk about where we can find common ground. steve king tweeted this, awesome and shockingly liberal address. an epic realignment. so some people said not at all, other people said what i just read. what's your take? >> well, you know, the president won the election so he's certainly entitled to pursue his agenda. i thought it would have been more effective though if he had spoken more in thematic terms. by being as precise as he was is laying out a liberal agenda which is what's usually done in a state of the union. in going back to ronald regan's address, government is not the problem. those are general statements. i thought the way he got specific yesterday made it more of a, again, almost campaign type of address. he's an excellent speaker. even how he was distinguishing the issues, implying that de
honor and celebrate ambassador john christopher stevens in this civic celebration of his life. i thank the stevens family for hosting this celebration here. amongst his many friends, his family, his colleagues from around the world who continue to reremember and celebrate his distinguished life and sacrifice he made for all of us. while we have lost a true hero to our nation, his accomplishments and generosity lives on in all the places he that served, promoting mutual respect and cooperation in international relationships. ambassador stevens is an inspiration to all of us. i did something personally. i texted my daughters who also grew up in the bay area. they have always reminded me that they love being san franciscans. now as young adults they pride themselves in being world citizens. this is that place. san francisco and the bay area, where we have our attitudes and evolve ourselves to be not only great san francisco and bay area citizens but the inter national status of our city and bay area promote us to be world citizens. i'm pride to be mayor of a city that embraces peace, dive
democrats. one happens to be the top democrat in the senate, harry reid. john avlon is looking into the majority leader's ties with the nra. the man the president would be relying upon to get something significant in terms of gun laws. he does pretty well with the nra. >> here is the deal about harry reid and guns. he opposed the assault weapons ban not once but twice in 1994 and 2004. he has a "b" rating from the nra. that's higher than ten other democrats. he has received money from the nra than any other senate member. >> a little love affair. he even appeared with wayne la pierre in 2010. but, he is a guy who says, you know, i'm gonna go with my party and go with the democratic party line. will he really oppose the president on gun issues? >> he is not going to oppose the president. he is going to try to quarterback ter what he can. he is going to do what he can to move the ball forward. everything is on the table. here is the real deal. part of the pragmatism is a look at the election. arkansas, louisiana, month tan na, north carolina, south dakota. it will be interesting
keane and charles krauthamer. we'll talk to ambassador john bolton. we'll get his take. he will join us later in "america's newsroom.". >>> now to a story that is rocking the sports world. a story that is so bizarre that we are all talking about it. still trying to put the pieces of this together. it all started in september with reports that star notre dame football player, manti te'o's grandmother and girlfriend tragically, supposedly had died within hours of each other. just a couple of days later, he went onto the play the game of his life. he made national headlines for his courage in the face of so much heartache. he gave multiple interviews like this one. >> why me? why them? why all in one day? this is six hours ago i just found out my grandma passed away. you take, you know, the love of my life. it's a lot of questions and, it was a very dark time. martha: boy, he tugged at so many heartstrings across the country with this story. he went on to become a heisman trophy finalist. he finished second in the voting there. as you all remember he played for the national championship, l
david petraeus and the other woman cost him the job as c.i.a. director. the messages from general john allen and jill kelley were discovered in the f.b.i. investigation of petraeus last year. it's been more than four months since the deadly terror attack on the u.s. diplomatic facilities in benghazi, libya. tomorrow, america's top diplomats will finally answer questions about what happened or should we ask them. one of them. where are the dozens of survivors of that attack? why haven't we heard from them? national security correspondent jennifer griffin reports tonight from the state department. >> ambassador steven's body was missing for nearly 11 hours. u.s. military assets in europe were alerted but never utilized. yet, the state department accountability review board chaired by admiral mike mullen and thomas pickerring concluded last month, "there simply was not enough time for armed u.s. military assets to have made a difference." that is not what congressman jason chaffetz was told by general carter hamm when they traveled to libya after the attack. >> he told me he had proximity
disagree. john, washington -- >> yeah. >> the niners, they have been rock solid since the '50est. >> but everybody this generation, the montana 49ers that everybody goes back to. but today if a 49er, how many could walk through the door and be recognized? >> none of them. >> see, i think a lot of the current fans, they don't even harken back to montana and clark and company. they're the new niner fans, but still all of the old 49er fans that can talk tall way back. >> let's bring it up to date a little bit, the game, the falcon game, what do you see? >> i think it's going to be a great game. the niners are a favorite away. fast track. they have a horrible problem with running quarterbacks. and showed last week, he's the best running quarterback that ever played in one game. >> i am very, very worried. i worry. there are three receivers in atlanta are that just equal to any receivers you have seen any place. their numbers look so superior to san francisco numbers. they've got two running backs that are really first class. they are not as good,
of the political obstacles, how do you go about banning a weapon that may not have a clear-cut name? joe johns has been looking into this part of the story for us. it's getting a little complicated. so explain what you're finding out, joe. >> wolf, it's being called the biggest push in a generation on gun control but a lot of the ideas the president put forth yesterday has been kicked around since the 1990s and frankly in a lot of ways it's not clear what the white house wants to do and how they want to do it. the president's gun safety proposals sound ambitious but policywise it's difficult to assess without more details, starting with this. >> restore a ban on military-style assault weapons and a ten-round limit for magazines. >> which would be illegal is impossible to know until the white house defines assault weapon. when a ban passed in 1994, it came down to what it looked like. for example, do they have folding or telescoping stocks and grips and so on. officials admit it was far from perfect. >> it was hard to enforce it. as a result many people did that and, you know, he have vaded the law
a week causing farmers to shell out millions in profit protection. our next guest says one of them. john is a citrus farmer and he has 6,000 acres of citrus crops and he joins us from riverside, california. john, i know you have been losing a lot of sleep out there. you know, trying to save your crops. talk to me a little bit for us eaters as opposed to you growers, what is the damage like? i know you have an orange there you can show us. what is your you're protecting against? >> well, you know, oranges, when they freeze will, you can cut ice in the morning. but the segments will start breaking apart if they're frozen of the just a question of how, what percentage of these segments freeze. sometimes you get one or two. they will actually, could even heal. but at this point we don't know how bad, how bad it is going to be. we know we have some damage. we just don't know what degree the fruit will be damaged. melissa: if it does freeze, is that permanent damage or like you said there's a possibility that it heals and how do you sort of promote that? what can you do? >> well, you know, dep
to sermonize about the problems of divisiveness, like john edwards sermonizing to us about the problems of, well, infidelity. plain hypocritical. and former fox advisor contributor, karl rove. >> good to be back. >> sean: first of all, i'm watching obama, you're watching obama. different guy in the second term? >> more confrontational, more aggressive, more focused on the politics of it and less focused on the purpose of it. we saw that today with his announcement. i mean, you know, this is supposed to be done to prevent another newtown, but take a look at the three big legislative things he's suggesting, universal background check, wait a minute, the weapons used in newtown were bought with a background check by the killer's mother. not going to stop newtown. unworkable, even he admits you look in the fine language, well, we're not going to require background check for the sale of weapons between individuals if they're family members. there might be some things that might be able to be done to close some of these gaps in it, but the fact of the matter is a large of number of guns are sold
-- if congress acts on this, house speak her john boehner will have to play a significant role on this. yesterday after the president's remarks, the speaker was noncome mittal, saying there was little urgency to act. >> david keane, president of the national rifle association. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. my pleasure. >> i'll start with the quote of the mother of a 6-year-old who died. people who want to own firearms responsibly have nothing to fear from the president's proposal. you represent those law-abiding gun owners. what do they have to fear? >> they have a good deal to fear. they have to fear the establishment of the national registry. in the last few days, a senator from california and governor of new york suggested one of their goals is what they call a forced buyback. if you can get a record of who owns firearms, then the government could force them to sell those guns back to the government. >> let's talk about the proposals -- fair enough. let's talk about what's been proposed by the president. starting with universal background checks. why would it not be in the interes
the hook tonight in a career that ended. the inspector gyp has cleared general john al ledge of any wrongdoing. investigators haveline booing into hundreds of emails general allen sent to the same tampa socialite involved in the petraeus scandal. military officials had earlier described some of those messages as racey and flirtatious. back in november that woman in florida reported receiving harassing emails. the later tracked those messages to general petraeus' biographer. during the course of the investigation they revealed that the biographer and general petraeus were having a love affair. that prompted general petraeus to resign as head of the cia. as for general allen, the pentagon's statement reads in part the defense secretary has complete confidence in the continued leadership of general allen, who is serving with distinction in afghanistan. showdown on capitol hill. secretary of state hillary clinton tomorrow expected to testify in front of lawmakers about last year's deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the attack that happened on september 11th killed four americ
. and if house speaker -- the congress acts on this house speaker john boehner, savannah, will have to play a significant role in this. after the president's remarks, the speaker is non-committal, saying there is little urgency at this point to act. >> peter alexander, thank you. david keene is the president of the national rifle association. mr. keene, good morning, thanks for being with us. >> thank you, my pleasure. >> i'm going to start with the quote of a mother from a 6 why elder who died in newtown. "people who want to own firearms responsibly have nothing to fear from the president's proposal." you represent those law-abiding gun owners. what do they have to fear? >> they have a good deal to fear. they have to fear the establishment of the national registry. you know, in the last few days, senator from california and a governor of new york have suggested that one of their goals is is what they called a forced buy back, you can get a record of who owns fire arms the government could force them to sell those guns back to the government. >> let's talk about the proposals that are -- >>
suffered a traumatic brain injury and ptsd. attorney john henry browne discussed the mental state of john bales -- robert bales. >> he is a strong person but i think he would agree with what i said, he feels abandoned by the army. >> a u.s. marine is facing a likely demotion in rank after pleading guilty to urinating on the corpse of a man in afghanistan. staff sergeant edward deptola was charged after video emerged in july 2011 showing u.s. soldiers urinating on dead afghans. deptola admitted he failed to supervise other marines, saying -- "i was in a position to stop it and i did not." u.s. house republicans are continuing their fight to preserve the 1996 defense of marriage act or doma, which denies federal recognition of gay marriage. the obama administration refusing to enforce it after deeming it unconstitutional but republicans are seeking to keep it in effect through the courts. the huffington post is reporting republicans have allocated nearly $3 million in tax funds for their legal costs to challenge the administration in court. the republican state leadership committee has rele
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